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Simon Price is a music journalist, born on 25 September 1967 in the Welsh town of Barry. He is now best known for his weekly review section in The Independent on Sunday, his book on Manic Street Preachers Amazon.co.uk: Everything (A Book about Manic Street Preachers): Simon Price: Books and his unusual hairstyle.
Total Books: 21
He made his name at Melody Maker, where he worked from December 1988 to December 1997. His first article was a review of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds live in Paris, and his last an interview with veteran rap act Salt-N-Pepa. He was heavily involved with the short-lived Romo scene in the mid-1990s, about which he wrote extensively, co-promoted the Arcadia clubnight and acted as DJ and tour manager for the Fiddling While Romo Burns Romo package tour. His journalism at Melody Maker was sometimes criticised by the more "laddish" readers for what they saw as an overtly intellectual style and for his criticism of bands such as Oasis. He also courted controversy with his view that the hippie/crusty scene of the time was covertly racist due to what he saw as an overtly romantic nostalgia for a bygone rural England.
Simon has been interviewed on the subject of Manic Street Preachers and is known to hold strong views on the band and their fans.
"Famously, there are two types of Manics fans. I think everyone's got the old fan/new fan thing wrong. Everyone thinks the older fans are the ones who really understand the band and the younger ones are just bandwagon jumpers. I think it's the other way round. Anyone over the age of 25 at a Manics gig, probably only got into them with 'A Design For Life', whereas anyone under twenty is probably obsessed and knows everything Richey Edwards ever said. They've read all the books he ever quoted. They dress like him, they're totally hardcore." The Simon Price Interview
Simon is also a distinguished supporter of the British Humanist Association.
On 15 September 2010, Price, along with 54 other public figures, signed an open letter published in The Guardian, stating their opposition to Pope Benedict XVI's state visit to the UK.